Several times a year, I cross the border to stock up on shirts, dresses, pants, jeans, shoes, skirts and more from some stores that haven't quite made the leap up into Canada.
Slowly, slowly retailers are clueing in to the fact that we Canadians are consumers and have brought the likes of J.Crew and anthropologie and Target. And I don't know if you all have heard the news, but this November our lovely country will be gaining one of my favorite clothing staple stores—LOFT. I am over-the-moon about this development, and the news must have spread that I am a huge fan, because I have been invited to become a Canadian LOFTgirl.
Among my responsibilities will be to tell you about when and where the new LOFT stores will be opening, and, well, to keep you up to date on fashion and trends. You are starting to see how this job is absoutely perfect for me, right? And I take it very seriously. So, the first order of business is fall clothing. I know that it's still a little warm outside, but the calendar tells me that fall is upon us, which means sweaters and tights and boots and deeper colors and thicker fabrics. In short, it's one of my favorite times of the year for fashion.
Chambray Shirtdress, $39.94, Old Navy
Draping Cardigan, $51.75, Jacob
Cowl-Neck Dolman Sleeve Sweater, $59.68, Nordstrom
Leopard-Print Ankle Booties, $98, LOFT
Colourblock Striped Sweater, $39.95, Gap
Ruffled Trench Coat, $168, anthropologie
Polka-Dot Tie Blouse, $40.56, Macys
Red Patent Leather Ballet Flats, $156, J.Crew
And to get you into the fall mood, I have a great LOFT giveaway for you. This October, LOFT evolves their continued support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the unveiling of "Live in Pink"—a very special partnership with Giuliana Rancic. The campaign features a signature collection designed by LOFT and styled by Giuliana Rancic, and anchored by this limited-edition statement necklace of Giuliana's own design which will retail for $70 in stores and on LOFT.com next month.
I was given this statement necklace to enjoy and wear—and was given another to give to one lucky reader. To enter, simply leave a comment below and tell me which of these fall wardrobe essentials you love the most. Or tell me which one you don't think you'll ever wear.
Yummy Rules and Regs: You must be a Yummy Mummy Club member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries accepted until September 21st, 2012. Winners will be picked using www.random.org.